American Bar Association
Section of International Law: International Private Client Committee  

Section of International Law:
International Private Client Committee


2015 Spring Meeting (Washington, DC)

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 (at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill)

Ethics & International Real Estate:  What the Practitioner Needs to Know
2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Columbia B
This program covers legal ethical issues relevant to international real estate transactions (e.g., conflicts of interest, aggressive use of pre-judgment attachments (i.e., Lis Pendens), asset protection counsel, money laundering, fraud, lawyer billing & investment, etc.). 

International Asset Protection:  Challenges, Guidance, & Best Practices
4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Concord
Explores asset protection's legitimacy and limits, the challenges of international banking, conflict of (private & public) laws, incompatible legal systems and cultures, using case studies and audience interactivity. 

Thursday, 30 April 2015 (at the Capital Hilton)

International Inheritance Disputes Dissected:  The Young and the Restless vs. the Bold and the Beautiful
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Bahamian, French, and English practitioners will discuss issues that arise in contentious inheritance disputes by referring to multijurisdictional litigation case studies. 

Outbound Investment:  U.S. Real Estate Investment in Foreign Jurisdictions:  A Comparative Review

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Addresses acquisition of a real property portfolio in major non - U.S. metropolitan areas.  Specific topics the panel will cover include foreign exchange restrictions, forms of landholding, due diligence, financing concerns, title review, registration, and insurance, and hidden costs in deal structuring. 

As the World Turns, All My Children Weep:  Lessons Learned from International Inheritance Disputes
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
American, English, French, & Swiss practitioners emphasize how to plan to avoid the nasty inheritance disputes discussed in "International Inheritance Disputes Dissected," and how to settle them when they arise despite best efforts. 

Foreign Investments in U.S. Real Estate:  Factors for Non - U.S. Investors to Consider
9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Discusses issues relevant to foreign investors seeking to invest in U.S. real estate for income and personal purposes, including securing loans with real estate.  Specific topics the panel will cover include documenting the transaction, due diligence & title insurance, financing & government incentives, and inbound investment regulatory concerns (e.g., the PATRIOT Act).

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